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>> good morning, everything. here's a look from the roof camera. the pavement is a little bit wet but we are enjoying somewhat of a break between our next system, which is still slated to arrive tonight. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. we have a smattering of light rain showers in the city and along the coastline. morgan hill and gilroy, highway 101, a little bit of wet weather through castroville. we have more weather to go on the way today. it will be on and often rain showers, though. so temperatures once again on the mild side. starting out with mid-50s to about 60 around the bay. and by the afternoon still a chance ever showers, low to mid-60s. it's not until the evening hours that we are looking at the rain becoming more intense in the north bay. i'm talking sonoma and marin. if you have plans tonight you will be in the rain but the heaviest rain when you are
sleeping. we will detail the flood watches and the timing of the rain coming up in a little bit. katie. >> thanks so much. as the next big storm moves in, the big concern is the north bay. take a look at this video from outside of the stump down brewery in this time-lapse webcam video. you can see how quickly the river has risen. allen long reports from sonoma county where the national weather service has issued a flood warning. >> certainly it will be up to here. the flood stage or the expectations at gurnville is 32 feet. >> his trailer sits on the banks of the river and he has watched the river rise 17 feet. he's packing up and heading for higher ground. >> it's not fortunate it. fortunately my little house has wheels on it. >> even the crete us are headed for higher ground. and several low lying back roads of flooded and it only took a
foot of water to stall out this car. >> we were coming from windsor and going to the small. and we were taking the back roads by sack rosa. >> samuel and his friends said they saw the flood warning signs but tried to cross anyway. >> once we got to the water you could see the car just like smoke started coming out and they tried to turn the car off and turn it back on. didn't work. so we opened the doors and all the water just came in. >> everybody thinks they can come through it, and they don't make it. >> nicholas william, who lives nearby, said he pulled three cars out of this flooded park of west mark station road. >> when they do that to their car, what happens? >> they ruin it. costs them with $5,000 to replace the motor. >> so far the storms have done relatively little damage up hear in the north bay but the ground is pretty well saturated. and we have another wave of rain coming at us. reporting in santa rosa, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. a couple hundred people in the santa cruz mountains are still without power this morning and hay way 9 is still shut down
because of downed power lines. abc7 news reporter sergio has more from santa cruz county. >> pg&e crews are working to get power restored on this stretch of highway 29. this has been cut away by power crews and a few yards up the road only one building has electricity. >> you try to get ahead of the ballgames. a lot of husband have small generators. >> his generator is humming along at his general store but some of his neighbors are having to settle with tiki lamps and candles to get through the night and the trouble caused by the storm. >> this is our first one of the year. usually they dent hit until around january or february but this time it caught us a little early. >> this highway has been shut down. plenty of drivers had to turn around and find alternate routes. >> i'm going to find a little road that loops around. >> three teams are working on restoring power to the area. meanwhile the rain continues to
come in waves. and even with the power out, residents say it could be a whole lot worse. >> this town has had its warm storm. the worst time is when it's cold and drearily, it's cold and you can't warm up and we are around 60 degrees so it's not too bad. >> pg&e crews hoped to have the power line repaired and highway 9 reopened by about 9:00 in the morning but they have had to push that. now they are hoping to have it open around 11:00 in the morning. in santa cruz county, abc7 news. the wet weather has created problems all over the bay. in san francisco yesterday a treetop he would on to a mercedes along pine street in lower pacific heights. luckily no one was hurt but the mess sure did shut down a major town artery for a short time. fallen trees and downed power lines kept crews business in marin county, as well. flooding submerged the parking .
and one official told abc7 news you can often blame needing like this on either leaves or litter clogging up the. a spinout on wet roads in antioch damaged three cars and sent a child and adult to the hospital. it happened early yesterday afternoon on highway 4. the chp cannot confirm initial reports the child was actually ejected from the car but we know the three-year-old boy was airlift today children's hospital in oakland. the adult was taken to a hospital in brentwood. >> in other news a san francisco elementary school is working to try to stop the spread of a gastro outbreak. abc7 news tells us what is being done about it. >> the number of students are absent or become ill at school
with gastro enteritis. it includes vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and or stomach cramps. >> she knew something was going around but she wasn't notified. >> i heard yesterday about 28 kids were out. >> her son was sick last week. >> the day before thanksgiving he was fine and then on thanksgiving he woke up really sick from his stomach. he wasn't able to eat any turkey or any of that. >> an administrator with the school told me nearly 150 schools and faculty members stayed home. the aftercare program ran as scheduled but with precaution. >> we were given mats because 150 children are sick so we want to help them as much as we can but we also want to protect ourselves at the same time. >> some of the students may have been kept home as a precaution. the campus has been sanitizing the school over the weekend.
and some told us their lunchtime was, in her words, up to par. sings fairmont is being cleaned over the weekend, school is expected to go on as usual on monday morning but parents are urged to keep their kids home if they have any symptoms of the virus. in san francisco, abc7 news. new this morning, today is world a.i.d.s. day. several groups are offering free hiv testing. there are sponsored events to commemorate worlds a.i.d.s. day. from 11 to two, free hiv tests and counseling will be offered at the delta bay church of christ on railroad avenue in pittsburgh and at 8:00 tonight in concord a candle light vigil will take place at the park. officials say the most recent census figures show the number of people living with a.i.d.s. was up in 2011 compared with four years earlier. coming up next, tensions are escalating again between north and south korea.
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scattered. more to the south around watsonville. the winds are breezy. they have kicked up to about 30 miles an hour from san jose along the central coast and the east bay you have notice from los gatos and highway one, south through morgan hill and gilroy, that's the most concentrated rain. we will see the light on and off rain showers throughout the day today. shouldn't be bad if you have plans to go out, but you will need the umbrella and by tonight and into tomorrow we will get into some flood concerns and the heaviest of the rain will be pushing on out of here. that's the good news. and that's by tomorrow afternoon. katie. >> thank you. new this morning north korea said it will try again to launch a long range rocket, one capable of reaching northern california. they said the launch will take place sometime between december 10th and the 22th. it comes as their leader meets to chinese officials to discuss relations. it also comes ahead of south
korea's december 19th presidential election. north korea an officials say they have made improvements since the last launch from broke up at take off. >> and there was a ceremony at the mexican palace. the president elect received the country's mag before the guard of honor and members of the new cabinet. he will officially be sworn into office later today. he is a member of the institutional revolutionary party which ruled mexico for seven decades until losing power amidst a scandal in 2000. he promise the to govern democratically and with transparency. an oregon man is recovering from a shark attack in hawaii while authorities are trying to decide whether to reopen about two miles of beach. he was snorkeling on maui when the shark attacked him about 200 yards offshore.
he suffered cuts on his leg and thigh and was rescued by hive guards. he knew the shark was about two feet wide but didn't know what type of shark it was that attacked him. >> we will start an assessment and have all the different agencies get together and they will make a determination as to when exactly to open the waters again. >> the attack took place near the central resort of kehe on the south side of nowry. the teenager who was denied an eagle scout award because he was gay will be honored by officials on monday. he spent ten years working toward the award and last year scout officials said ryan violated the anti-gay policy. on monday he will be honored at the opening session of the state assembly. new details this morning on a peregrine falcon that was shot on thanksgiving day in watsonville. on monday the wildlife experts told us the falcon was going to
survive. sadly it was discovered he suffered two shoulder fractures from the attack and if kept alive it would be in pain the rest of its life. the falcon was euthanized yesterday. and more than 900 ambulance patients in berkeley had their personal information stolen and some was passed along to a theft ring. officials at advanced data processing, the biller vender for berkeley, admits one ever their own employees stole the data. it happened between september and october. all patients involved have been notified. as the storms move through the bay area, viewers have been sending in their photos. take a look. this image shows a tree that fell in the back backyard of a house. and there's this beautiful picture, the rainbow over the golden gate bridge. e-mail your weather photos to us at ureport at kgo tv.com.
we have a little bit of a break. still a little bit of a general break out there. just some very light showers. here's a look at the golden gate bridge. the winds are breezy, and we will have this on and off light rain throughout the day. of course, more heavy rain is headed our way and this will be the last one. but we still have plenty of concerns to talk about. i will have all the warnings and watches for you when we come back. >> all right, lisa, thank you. also next, smelling the roses. stanford punches its ticket to passion
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get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >> welcome back, earn. we've seen the rain coming and going in spots, depend on where you are. how about today? >> you know what, we were talking about our little breaks. it is still raining in spots but compared to what is on the way, today shouldn't be such a bad day. emeryville right now heading outside, certainly the wet pavement. breezy winds. we are still looking at a flash flood watch for a good portion of the bay area right on through tomorrow night. we have that moist flow and widespread rain will be with us.
although it's tapering off throughout the day today, we are looking at that last system. it looks like the strongest system. although the good news is it's a relatively quick mover. i don't think it's going to stall out over us. so that will get it out of here for the rest of sunday. live doppler 7 hd, around american canyon a few light showers. along the coast, highway 1 also. most of the activity is confined to the peninsula and the south bay. and a little bit down through morgan hill. so all in all, the moist flow continues. you can see plenty of cloud cover off the coast and the frontal band and that area of low pressure is still well offshore. it will take several hours to get here. right now upper 50s to 60. very mild out there. 68 san jose. once again, the winds. tonight we will have gusts up to
30 miles an hour. so once again, it kind of is reminiscent of the past system, although this one i think will sweep on out of here right on through the afternoon. so we've got that to look forward to. showers on and off today. heavy rain and wind tonight through tomorrow morning and flood warnings for the rivers of the north bay. so a flash flood watch in effect through tomorrow night for the north bay. the coastal mountains. san francisco, the peninsula, the santa cruz mountains, monterey and down through big sur. so small streams. we could see that flooding right on through the afternoon and into portions of monday. here's a look at high surf advisory. this is through 10:00 this morning. san francisco goes through sunday at 5:00. so here's the satellite and radar composite. our next system, the little impulse provides the on and off showers throughout the day today, but the main event is still offshore. and that is what is going to get enhanced as it moves on over the bay area late tonight and tomorrow. a lot of moisture with this system.
so here's the timing. here we are throughout the morning hours. you can see some areas of rain, but by the afternoon, 3:00 we do have that break. but as you head through the six, seven o'clock hour, more heavy rain but it's not until owe eleven o'clock tonight that the band of very heavy rain heads our way this time tomorrow. 8:00, the:00, 11:00 it passes through the north bay. then the rest of the day we around picking up any green on the screen. but rainfall totals through tomorrow night, two to five to five inches, up to seven inches in the north bay mountains that. is the reason why we are looking at some flooding. gurnville, hoplin, napa and saint helena. at the coliseum we will see temperatures in the upper 50s. a little sloppy there. breezy winds today. on and off showers. monterey bay, same deal. and 62 monterey. the forecast, you will notice
that as we clear out tomorrow and monday, we do have rain on tuesday and wednesday, this is a very weak system. the models are backing off on it so i don't want to scare anybody. and it looks sunnier and milder. yeah, we've got the main one tonight and tomorrow. >> sure. we can't scare that easily. we've seen a lot already. >> i like that. >> thank you, lisa. in sports, tonight the first place warriors host the pacers at oracle arena at 7:30. last night stanford came out smelling like rows in the pac-12 championship game against ucla. here's the highlights. good morning. after beating ucla six days ago the cardinals and bruins met last night with a trip to the rose bowl on the line and this was a knock down, taking out fight in the rain. bad weather kept the crowd down, about half full. stanford hammered the bruins saturday but this is a different game. up 14-7. huntley picked off by reynolds who has been so clutch this weekend. has three pick sixes. this should have been four as he
we'ves his way down the field. the refs botch the call after 80-yard return and spot him down at the 1 even though it should have been a touchdown. and taylor punches it in. he becomes stanford's all-time leading rusher. tied it up at 14 a piece. to the third quarter. franklin glides in. 20 yards for the score. he guard the cardinal for 201 yards rushing, 24-17 ucla butch stanford comes right back. third and 15. hit as he throws 26 yards on the money. drew torrell. and hogan through 26 yards and touchdown. tied it at 24 a piece. field goal but the cardinals up three. final minutes, ucla freshman kicker for the tie and it is wide left from 52 as stanford captures the pac-12 championship 27-24. they head to the rose bowl fourth first time since 2000 against either nebraska or wisconsin. here's mike shumann with the mvp, kevin hogan began. >> the thing about this team,
the seniors, they have brought our program this far. you know, put us in a position for success. >> how does this feel, all your students, your friends and family out here and you are going to the rose bowl? >> this is one of the most major feelings i've ever felt. they always talk about being those big finishing games, and one that sends us over the top and sends us to the rose bowl. we haven't been there a very long time, and to be a part of that is a great feeling. i'll definitely remember it the rest of my life. >> fantastic win. congratulations to san jose state, invited to play in the military bowl december 27th in washington d.c. they will face a team from the mid-american conference to be determined. they are a ten-win team and they are going bowling. high school football. central cosection championship, saint agony us and beller man. fourth and goal for the bells. they don't kick the field goal. go for it and get stuffed so we head to overtime. the bells open o. t. with a
field goal but saint ag nash us would win it here. and the second rushing touchdown of the game. dashing to the corner. they capture the ccs championship, 13-10 the final in overtime. the giants may fear the beard in another uniform. brian wilson is now a free agent. giants did not offer him a contract by the 9:00 p.m. deadline last night because they didn't want to be on the hook for a minimum of $6.8 million for a guy who, we don't know if he's even going to be able to pitch. it's possible wilson could resign with san francisco, structuring some sort of incentive deal with a lower salary but sounds like he doesn't want to go with that. we will see where he may go from here. and nobody is safe. the beloved yankee, derek jeter mocked in a photo and head lined at derek eater. coming back from ankle surgery. you put on a few pounds and you get crushed. welcome to new york. that's a wrap on morning sports. a reminder college football,
k-state and texas at 5:00 p.m. hope you join us for lexus after the game at 8:30. we will recap the stanford highlights and what's ahead for cal and san jose state off to bowling. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. raider nation, listen up. we want to see your team pride. e-mail your fan photos to ureport at kgo-tv.com. we will post the photos at abc7news.com and show them on the air during our special raiders day edition of abc7 news at 4:00 on thursday. at 5:00 you can watch peyton manning and the denver broncos take on the raiders here on abc7. coming up next, more on the wet weather which is causing problems around the bay area. a flood warning is in effect in the north bay. we will have a live report. and big concerns in the sierra and the the reno areas. they have already declared a
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all very light rain, through saratoga and further south to morgan hill and gilroy, and a few showers around stotts valley. this is the order of the day. it's out ahead of the next system that still has several hours to get here. once it does it will accompany us through the evening hours. we have flood watches up through some of the bay area counties receipt through tomorrow evening. katie. >> thank you, lisa. flood warnings are in effect in sonoma county as the water levels in several rivers and creeks continue to rise. abc7 news reporter kera is live in pet aluminum ma where willow creek is a good example of how wild it's getting there. >> yeah, willowbrook creek behind me was empty, if you can believe me. ofjust two days ago people who work around here were surprised how quickly it filled yesterday. this is all over sonoma county.
here's the russian river. residents are being a dramatic change in the river levels. one man whose trailer sits on the banks of the river. he watch the river rise 17 feet yesterday. flood signs popped up across highways and low-lying back roads. some drivers ignored those warning signs and tried to cross anyway with no luck. >> we were coming from windsor. we were going to santa rosa to the mall and then we took the back roads up to santa rosa. once we got like to the water, you could see the car, just like smoke start the coming out and aaron tried to turn the car off and turn it back on. didn't work. and then so we opened the doors and all the water just came in. >> everybody thinks they can come through it, and they don't make it. >> a windsor resident told abc7 news he pulled three cars out of a flooded part of the road. russian river is expected to approach flood stage throughout the weekend. but it is expected to remain in
its banks. so while we look around sonoma county and it is well-saturated, it is functioning quite well. residents here are preparing and looking ahead with a little bit of nervous energy towards tomorrow. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> all right. thank you. we will keep checking in with her and see how the river looks when the sun comes up this morning. the california emergency management agency said this is a good time to make sure you are ready for rainy season or any type of natural hazard. we are all encouraged to have emergency kits stock with items, including batteries, flashlights and radios. , and extra batteries a three day supply of food and water for everyone in the family and a manual can opener. prepare for stocking your emergency kits and developing an emergency plan for your family are posted on abc7news.com under "see it on tv." in the sierra the truck key river is forecast to overflow
it's bank beginning early tomorrow morning. a state of emergency is declared for douglas county. crew in reno are already filling sandbags this an industrial section of sparks that could be under four feet of water by 7:00 tomorrow night. the truck key river is expected to reach four feet above flood stage from 395 in reno through sparks. and in california the river is predicted to flood between squaw creek and the town. there is potential for major damage to home, roads and bridges by late tomorrow morning. rain in the bay area usually means snow in the sierra and some ski resorts plan on being open this weekend. kirkwood ski resort provided these pictures showing what it look like at the bottom of the slopes. kirkwood, heavenly and northstar all plan to be open today. they have video that show the ski lifts at sugar bowl. they will be closed because of
high winds. sky valley and high meadows say hi winds might keep them from opening today as well. this morning two minutes are in custody and charged with plotting to help terrorists plot a strike against americans. they are brothers and naturalized citizens living in south florida. they tell us they were part after weapon to obtain weapons of mass destruction. >> tonight two men are in custody accusing are plotting to bomb the homeland. they are identified at naturalized citizens from pakistan. sources tell abc7 news this was not a sting and the younger brother had been in contact with overseas radicals possibly connect today al-qaeda. they are accused of providing lodging, communication and transportation in a conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. and the fbi found residents the younger brother was monitoring
sting cases. >> abc news, washington. a 17-year-old boy is san jose's 43rd homicide of the year. he was found shot to death last night around 11:30 near pacific and lincoln avenues. police suspect the murder may have been gang related, but they have not released any suspect information. los gatos police are releasing little information about the murder of a multi-millionaire venture capitalist in his home. 66-year-old robbie was found yesterday morning. his wife called 911 and told authorities she had been beaten by as many as four attackers. police declined to say if anything was taken or if the security gate was open. on tuesday contra costa county supervisors are expected to vote to close four fire station in the contra costa fire district starting in january. the cost-cutting move comes after county voters rejected measure two, a temporary partial
task to preserve existing levels of fire service. the fire chief selected stations for closer in walnut creek, clayton, and lafayette and martinez. lafayette city manager is urging residents to attend the meeting to voice opposition. coming up next, the desperate times for millions of people in afghanistan. >> it's almost unimaginable how these people survive. >> neck, the author of "the kite runner" and his intense effort to help provide shelter to the people of his homeland. and let's take a live look outside from our hd roof cam. it's dark, it's cloudy, it's wet. lisa argen is going to have your full forecast in just a
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>> welcome back, everybody. good saturday morning. it is 5:39 on this rainy morning. you are looking live at the golden gate bridge. the traffic light at this hour obviously but the roads are slick as you can well see and as you well experienced yesterday. lisa argen will have your full forecast coming up this a little bit so you know how to plan your saturday. the man who wrote the best selling book "the kite runner" lives in the bay area and he's asking for help for homeless afghan refugees. he's encouraging people to learn about people who lived in a country much different than america but have the same hopes and dreams. jerrell jennings has our story. >> you are looking at video of
afghanistan where the author was born. these images are from the foundation's website. he lives in san jose now and he's internationally known for his best-selling book set in afghanistan "the kite runner" and" the thousand splendid sons." he spends his free time raising money for shelters like this for homeless families in afghanistan and to provide educational opportunities and healthcare for women and children. the need is overwhelming after 30 years of war. >> a lot of times people are left homeless without jobs, without food, access to clean water, education, healthcare. >> some resort to living underground to stay alive. >> there would be anywhere from 15 to 25 people essentially living in these holes that have one opening at the very top as a window and they were living there for two, three, three and a half months. winter in afflalo afghanistan in many parts of the country is brutal. freezing temperatures and routinely i would go to villages
and see the elders complain about the sick and the elderly and the children tharpe -- that they were losing every winter due to the control. this is one of the reason for building the shelters that cost six or seven thousand people for six or seven people. it can be a life saving structure. >> families get a prepackaged kit and ball the shelter themselves. >> they are given the raw materials and given the window frames, the doors, the beams. >> so far this foundation has raised enough money to build nearly 400 shelters to house 2300 people. his wife is helping afghan women who remain in refugee camps in pakistan with to make jewelry through a nonprofit. >> all the income generated by the sale of these items is reinvested in the lives of those women in helping with food, jobs and medicine. >> the doctor is tapping into his young fan base to help in
his mission. >> i have so many letters from high school students saying that i would like to do something for afghanistan. i will like to do something for kids just like me in afghanistan. >> he designed a program called s. o. s., student outreach for shelter. >> all these students are reading my books in their classroom but there's a service learning component and a curriculum where students can partner with us and raise funds to build shelters for returning refugees in afghanistan. >> i'm going to be fundraising and helping out with this organization in any way that i can. >> he attends the harper school in san jose. he's passionate about his new fundraising drive on campus to help homeless afghans. >> i feel it's unfair to them because they have worked so hard to establish themselves and all of a sudden a war happens and they are pulled out. >> he said he is hoping a lot more young people want to get involved with his foundation and help homeless afghan families. had they do, it will be a real live history lesson. >> i hope that this really works and i hope that we can change
people's lives, and i hope that we have a big part in rebuilding afghanistan. >> cheryl jennings, abc7 news. leaders in san mateo county are hoping people will help stuff the bus with toys today to benefit the san mateo county children's fund. the stuff the bus toy drive actually involves two buss and a fire truck all making stops today. the first opportunity will be at 8:00 this morning at buck's restaurant on wood side road in wood side. that bus will also make stops in half moon bay and san mateo. the fire truck starts out at 9:00 on laurel street in san carlos. it will also stop at kohl's plaza this afternoon. and bus two in daily center city shopping center food court at 11:00 a.m. lots of chances today. 'tis the season to start helping others out. >> certainly. we've been in this moist flow now for the past several days but stew systems are behind us.
we have a final one that promises heavy rain, gusty winds and raindrops here. i80, light rain. it will be with us on and off today. i will let you know when the heavier rain heads your way coming up. >> and also ahead all that talking, texting and data, it can add up to hundreds of dollars. 7 on your side's michael finney tells us one of the big ways you can save on your
this morning. lisa argen here now to fill us in with the breaks, what's next. the two down, one to go. >> i like that, breaks and what's next, two down, one to go. that's exactly it. we are in the break. two are behind us. heaviest with gusty winds tonight. but we have on and off rain showers as you look outside. this is downtown. we are talking once again about the subtropical moist air mass over the bay area. temperatures mild, the ground is wet, and you will run into light showers from time to time. a live doppler 7 hd shows you the east bay and also san francisco. we do have some wet weather from berkeley, oakland, alameda and san leandro. the blue indicates light rain from hayward to san ramon valley and westward. san francisco, 280 and san braun no on the wet side for you. and certainly down through fremont. san jose we talked about the light showers and around morgan
hill, the coast. so, you know, things aren't going to change significantly until we get into this system and then behind it. so the rain will really give us a break throughout the afternoon but look at all the cloud cover. we've got a big area that is going to move in over us, bringing us the heavy rain and the gusty winds. mostly while you are sleeping into tomorrow morning. it's 60 in fremont, 66 in los gatos and wind gusts 30 miles an hour in san jose. oakland breezy to gusty winds. hayward a south gust up to 32. showers on and off throughout the day today. heavy rain and wind arrive overnight tonight into tomorrow morning and flood warnings for the rivers of the north bay. we also have a flash flood watch through tomorrow night for several inches of rain predicted here for the north bay. we are looking at smaller streams that may overtop their banks and storm drains may be overwhelmed from the santa cruz mountains, monterey bay and the
coastline. so hopefully if you had a chance, i saw a lot of folks yesterday cleaning up some of the debris. high surf advisory has been extended from 10:00 this morning into 5:00 tomorrow night all along the coast for 12 do 15-foot swells. pretty dangerous conditions out there. looking at lighter showers with the little trough that's going to sweep on through throughout the day today and they will keep the rain kind of hit-or-miss here or there. but a lot of people out on a saturday. really be careful out there even though it's not the morning commute, this is what is slated to move our way tomorrow morning. and that will bring the rises on the rivers. but here's the timing of if. notice today we are looking at the showers. but right through 2:00, 3:00, we have a nice little break. >> but it's by 7:00, 8:00 more showers begin gather. and here we are overnight. 8:00 tomorrow morning some very heavy rain, gusty winds and by 11:00 the north bay is out of it
and the rest of the bay area will get a chance to dry out as well the rest of the day tomorrow. rainfall amounts, we are talking 2.5 to 5 inches in the north bay and up to 7 inches in the extreme north bay mountains and one to two inches in the south bay with an inch and a half to three inches on the peninsula. for the game today look for showers and breezy conditions at the oakland coliseum. that's tomorrow. i'm mixed up from today 20 tomorrow but today we are looking at upper 60s in oakland, 64 san francisco and around the monterey bay still the shower activity. so the worst is yet to come. the gusty winds, the heavy rain, the potential for flooding. but then we are looking at it to rapidly move on out, bringing us partly cloudy skies on monday, a little light rain tuesday and wednesday and then looks like more dry weather thursday and friday. >> if we can just hang in there one more day? >> yeah. >> thank you, lisa. some changes are coming to bay area phone numbers. the 415 area code currently that covers san francisco, marin county and parts of bay leaf
city and brisbane, it's expected to run out of unique numbers by 2015. so new area code 628 will soon be introduced. public meetings on the change will begin in january. the average american household spends more than $1,500.00 every year on cell phone service but there are ways to save. 7 on your side's michael finney and our partners at consumer reports take a look at prepaid options and whether it's the right choice for you. >> good morning. if you are looking to save money on your cell phone bill, consumer reports says a prepaid plan may be your best option. >> it seems like just about everyone is on a smartphone these days. and we are paying big bucks for all that connectivity. >> the average american household spent more than $1,500.00 this year on phones and services. and the biggest spenders easily spent twice that much. >> consumer reports says a prepaid phone plan can be a smart way to save. >> two-thirds of our subscribers
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with contract service from any of the major carriers. >> straight talk has several plans, including $45 a month for unlimited talk, text and data. that's half the price of verizon's cheapest unlimited plan. consumer reports said another money saving tip. when you are coming off a contract, if you have a phone you like, ask if you can transfer the phone to a pro paid plan with your current carrier or a new carrier. you can often get the same service you have been getting and pay a lot less. i'm michael finney, seven on your side. >> we now know who will share half of the record power ball jackpot. what the new multi-millionaires plan to do with their new riches come up. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪
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